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Bollinger is a county in Missouri.

(APA-234: dp. 6720; 1. 455'; b. 62'; dr. 24'; s. 17.5 k.;
cpl. 536; a. 15" ; cl. Haskell)

Bollinger (APA-234) was launched 19 November 1944 by Kaiser Co., Inc., Vancouver, Wash., under a Maritime Commission contract; sponsored by Mrs. T. Mead; transferred to the Navy 8 December 1944; and commissioned the next day, Commander C. A. Printup, in command.

Bollinger Joined the Pacific Fleet and arrived at Pearl Harbor 19 February 1945. She departed Pearl Harbor two days later for the Invasion of Iwo Jima where she provided logistic support (6-16 March). After returning to Pearl Harbor 5 April, she made a voyage to San Pedro, Calif., and back (22 April-23 May), and then carried cargo and passengers to Eniwetok, Ulithi, Okinawa, Saipan, and Guarn before returning to San Francisco .29 July. LeavIng San Francisco 10 August she steamed to Eniwetok, Ulithi, and the Philippines before landing occupation troops at Wakayama, Honshu, Japan (12-26 September). She made one more voyage from the Philippines to Japan in October and then returned to San Diego, arriving 15 November. The transport made another voyage across the Pacific (December 1945-January 1946) to bring men home from the Philippines. During June and July 1946 she carried passengers to Bikini Atoll for the atomic bomb tests. She then returned to cross-Pacific service and was decommissioned at San Francisco I April 1947. She was returned to the Maritime Commission the following day.

Bollinger received one battle star during World War II.

Bollinger APA-234 - History

From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

Bollinger is a county in Missouri.

(APA-234: dp. 6720 l. 455' b. 62' dr. 24' s. 17.5 k. cpl. 536 a. 1 5" cl. Haskell )

Bollinger (APA-234) was launched 19 November 1944 by Kaiser Co., Inc., Vancouver, Wash., under a Maritime Commission contract sponsored by Mrs. T. Mead transferred to the Navy 8 December 1944 and commissioned the next day, Commander C. A. Printup in command.

Bollinger joined the Pacific Fleet and arrived at Pearl Harbor 19 February 1945. She departed Pearl Harbor two days later for the invasion of Iwo Jima where she provided logistic support (6-16 March). After returning to Pearl Harbor 5 April, she made a voyage to San Pedro, Calif., and back (22 April-23 May), and then carried cargo and passengers to Eniwetok, Ulithi, Okinawa, Saipan, and Guam before returning to San Francisco 29 July. Leaving San Francisco 10 August she steamed to Eniwetok, Ulithi, and the Philippines before landing occupation troops at Wakayama, Honshu, Japan (12-26 September). She made one more voyage from the Philippines to Japan in October and then returned to San Diego, arriving 15 November. The transport made another voyage across the Pacific (December 1945-January 1946) to bring men home from the Philippines. During June and July 1946 she carried passengers to Bikini Atoll for the atomic bomb tests. She then returned to cross-Pacific service and was decommissioned at San Francisco 1 April 1947. She was returned to the Maritime Commission the following day.

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This website about the Bolinger Family History was started on Nov. 20, 2017. It complements the website about my father, Dwight Bolinger.

My research on the family history began in the 1960s and continued, on and off, through the 1990s. On the Bolinger side, I was able to trace our origins back to 1660 in Rüd, Switzerland. The spelling of the family name was Bolliger in Switzerland, then Bollinger in Walheim, Württemberg, Germany, and, finally, Bolinger in America. I am guessing that the addition of the “n” in Germany may have been to make it more like the name of the champagne. The loss of one “l” occurred about 1840 after the family had already been here for two decades. I suspect the the change was intended to retain the original pronunciation.

Other branches of the family are the Moeren and Olders families. I will be adding information about them.

Borders Family

According to William S. Borders in his book “ The Borders Family” 1989 The Gregath Company Cullmand, AL, the earliest known Borders is John Borders, from Bucks County, PA, as proved by his land grant application applied for in 1786 in Rowan County, N.C. as follows: Land grant Nr 2313 for 400 acres in Rowan County for John Bodders, dated 12 Feb 1786. Chain bearers during the survey were Peter Bodder and Jacob Bodder. This land was located on the two forks of Sandy Creek joining John Null, Phillip Normon, Thomas Morrow, and George Isyhower. From Rowan County NC he moved to Sumner County TN (West Moreland) and then to Barrin County KY (Russileville ) and he died in Allen County KY. The records in Bucks County were destroyed by a flood and there is no trace of the family. Their religion was German Dunkard (Baptist)

1790 Census, Rowan County, NC

Peter Borders, Sr. was born 4 Jan 1756 in Buck County, Pennsylvania, The Colonies. His father was John S. Bodder and he had two brothers, Jacob Borders and Henry Borders, born 1775 and who married Sally Haynes. Peter married Esther (born bef. 1755, Pennsylvania, The Colonies her father is from Holland died 1860-1870 in Barren County, Kentucky) on 16 August 1786 in Rowan County, North Carolina and the service was performed by Thomas Phelps, Squire. Esther could not speak English. Their is a list of their eight children in her Dutch Bible. Peter died in Allen County Kentucky 31 July 1857 and the grave is in Scottsville, KY.

The following census information shows the movement of Peter Borders (Bodder) and his wife Esther from 1790 until 1830 when they settled in Allen County, KY.

3F 0-Up 17xx-90 (Esther 1770 Catherine 1787 Mary 1788)

1800 Greenville County, SC

F 26󈞘 1756-75 (Esther 1770)

F 10-15 1785-90 (Catherine 1787 or Mary 1788) ?

3M 0-9 1791-00 (David 1796, Son 179x, Peter Jr. 1800)

2F 0-9 1791-00 (Elizabeth 1792, Dau 179x)

F 26-44 1766-84 (Esther 1770)

2F 16-25 1785-94 (Catherine 1787, or Mary 1788)? (Elizabeth 1792)

2M 10-15 1795-00 (David 1796, Peter Jr 1800)

3M 0-9 1801-10 (Henry 1802, William 180x, John 1805)

2F 0-9 1801-10 (Sally 180x, Nanny 180x)

F 45-Up 17xx-75 (Esther 1770)

2M 16-25 1795-04 (Peter Jr 1800, Henry 1802)

3F 16-25 1795-04 (Sally 180x, Nanny 180x, Sally Haynes 180x)

M 16-18 1802-04 (William 180x)

2F 0-9 1811-20 (Mary 181x & Sarah 1820 children of Henry 1802)

F 60-69 1761-70 (Esther 1770)

In 1833 in Allen County Peter Borders applied for a Military Pension as follows (Record in Washington D.C. is #19590):

On this the 8 July 1833, Pension Application, Peter Borders, age 77, and resident of Allen County, swore the following:

That he was born 4 January 1756 in Bucks County, PA. That he was living in Rowan County, NC, when he entered the service of the United States, that since the Revolutionary War he moved to Greenville County, SC, and from there to Tennessee, and that he now lives in Allen County, KY.

That in June or July 1778 he became a Private of militia infantry as a substitute for Peter Workman in Captain David Smith’s company and in General or Colonel Reatherford’s regiment. That he marched from Salisberry to the western part of the State against the Indians who were committing depredations on the frontier settlements. That after several partial engagements with the Indians, and having burned their villages and destroyed their corn, he marched back to Salisberry and was discharged in the latter part of September or first of October 1778. That he served not less than 3 months.

That in the Spring of 1780 he was drafted out of Captain Hetterick’s militia company in Rowan County, NC, and was placed as a Sergeant in Captain Wright’s company and Colonel McKifsick’s or McKusick’s regiment, that he marched form Salisberry to near Camden, and was in that battle, after which he retreated to Charlottesville and from thence to Salisberry where he was discharged in October 1780. That he served not less than 6 months.

That in February 1781 he again entered the service in Guilford County (his residence still being Rowan County) as a substitute for Adam Powers and served as a Private in Captain Jones’ company of horse and in Colonel or Major Blout’s regiment. That he marched to Guilford Courthouse and was in the battle fought there. That Captain Jones was killed and Captain George Smith took over the company which retired to the Iron Works and from thence to the neighborhood of Camden and to G_______ in South Carolina. That he served not less than 5 months.

That at G_______, SC, he enlisted as a Regular Soldier in August 1781 and served as Private in Captain Power’s company of Dragoons and in Colonel Washington’s regiment for not less than one month, when he was taken prisoner by the British at Eutaw Springs, SC, and that he escaped from there in the Summer of 1782 and made it to Dorchester where General Green gave him a discharge or permit to return home. That from the time he was taken prisoner until he obtained the permit or discharge from General Green was not less than 8 months.

He recapitulates his service as follows: I served not less than 3 months in 1778. I served not less than 6 months in 1780. I served not less than 5 months in 1781 as a substitute for Adam Powers and not less than one month as a Regular Soldier. I was detained as a prisoner of war by the British not less than 8 months. Making in all one year 11 months, and for such service I claim a pension.

Confirming Statement by Samuel Sears, Resident of Sangamon County, IL

I lived near Peter Borders who has sworn t the foregoing declaration. During the Revolutionary War in Rowan County, NC, my father lived about 4 miles from the residence of John S____ Borders who was the father of Peter and with whom he lived. I often saw Peter and remember well that he worked for my father both before and after the war. I have heard his declaration read and verily believe the statement therein….

Loyalists in the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War, Clark, 1981

Pay Abstract #115, Lt Col Baily Cheney’s regiment, 96 militia, soldiers certification, Charleston, SC, 178 days from different pay periods, 12 October 1781 to 7 April 1782, to be paid 7 April 1782, private Border, Peter. Witness Lt. David Crocket.

Pay Abstract #130, Lt Col Baily Cheney’s regiment of 96 militia, 32 days pay, 4 April to 5 May 1782: Private Border, Peter.

Children of Esther and Peter Borders, Sr. :

1. Catherine Borders, born 3 March 1787 in Rowen County, North Carolina died 1840.

2. Mary Borders, born July 1788 in Rowen County, North Carolina m. 1812 Sumner TN

3. Elizabeth Borders, born 28 July 1792 in South Carolina.

4. David Borders, born 3 Jan 1795 in South Carolina married Elizabeth Pinkey 17 Dec

1816 in Barren County, Kentucky died bef. 1850.

5. Andrew Borders, born bef. 1793 in South Carolina.

6. Bennet H. Borders, born bef 1797.

7. Peter Borders, Jr., born abt. 1800 in North Carolina d. 1884 in Logan County KY

grave in Clifty, KY N. Todd Hwy. 181N m. 1_______, 2. 1844 Sumner TN , Catherine

Dowell 3. Mary J. McMillan b. 1818 KY. Virginia Stephen’s line.

8. William Borders, born abt. 1810 in North Carolina, d. 184x married 1. ______ , 2. 1835

Sumner TN (Polly) Mary Graves

9. Henry W. Borders, b. 1802 SC, d. 187x Barren KY married 1. Martha Haynes, 2. 1852

in Allen KY Eva “Evey” Holdner, b. 1835 KY died 1913 Barren KY.

10. John Borders, born 1805 SC m. Rachel ______, b 1806 TN

11. Sally, b 1799, m. 1822 Sumner TN, David Graves

12. Nanny, b 180x, m. ________McGraw

David Borders was born 3 Jan 1796 in South Carolina. He married Elizabeth Pinkey (born 1804 in TN) on 17 Dec 1816 in Barren County, Kentucky. At the time of Peter Borders’ death the children of Peter signed the farm over to David Borders to care for Esther. David died bef. 1860. Both David and Esther are buried on the farm.

The following Census reports the people in David Borders household from 1830 until 1860.

1830 Census, Allen County, KY

David Borders, Head of Household

Males: 1 (0-5), 1 (5-10), 2 (10-15)(David), 1 (30-40) David

Females: 1(0-5) (Ann), 1 (5-10), 1 (30-40) (Elizabeth)

1840 Census, Allen County, KY

David Borders, Head of Household

Males: 2 (0-5) (Peter and Wesley), 1 (10-15), 1 (15-20) (William). 1 (20-30), 1 (30-40) (David)

Females: 1 (5-10) ( Harriet), 1 (10-15) (Ann), 1 (15-20), 6 (20-30) (Mary), 1 (40-50) (Elizabeth), 1 (70-80) (Esther)

1850 Census, Allen County, KY

  1. Age 53 NC (Elizabeth Pinkey)
  2. Age 23 KY (Ann)
  3. Age 16 KY (Harriet)
  4. Age 13 KY (Peter)
  5. Age 11 KY ( Wesley)

(Note: Four of the children in the 1830 Census are not shown in this census. Elizabeth stated she was blind.)

1860 Census, Allen County, KY

Sara Clyne Age 63 TN (Elizabeth Pinkey Borders?)

Esther Borders Age 107 Unk.(Peter Borders widow)

Esther 1770, she died 186x, census taker noted that she was “married at 16 has children 85.”

Children of David Borders and Elizabeth Pinkey

1. David Borders, born 1815 in Barren County, KY married Elizabeth Harrison died KY

David Borders was born in 1815 in Barren County, KY. He married Elizabeth Harrison. He died in KY. After David’s death Elizabeth Harrison Borders married William Abshire. Elizabeth and William Abshire moved the family to Bollinger County Missouri.

Children of David Borders and Elizabeth Harrison Borders:

2. David Green Borders born 8 March 1837 married Sophia Virgin in MO died in MO

Census 1840, Allen County, Kentucky, Scottsville

Elizabeth Borders, head of household

Females l (5-10 (Luisa), 1 (20-30) (Elizabeth), 1 (60-70)

Census 1850, Allen County, KY

L. Abshire Borders 16 F KY

Census 1860, Bollinger County, MO

William Abshire M Age 62 Born KY

David Borders Age 26 Born KY

Luisa Borders Age 27 Born KY

Jane Borders Age 9 Born KY (illegitimate child of Luisa)

James Henry Borders Age 7 Born KY (illegitimate child of Luisa)

Andrew Jackson Age 4 Born MO (illegitimate child of Luisa)

Nancy 1 mo Born MO (illegitimate child of Luisa)

Census 1870, Bollinger County, MO

William Abshire M Age 77 Born KY (Invalid)

Eliza Borders Age 35 Born KY (Luisa?)

Jane Borders Age 21 Born KY

Henry Borders Age 16 Born KY

Jackson Borders Age 14 Born MO (Andrew J.)

Jane Borders Age 23 Born KY (Amanda Jane Virgin m. Henry Borders)

David Green Borders was born 8 March 1837 in Allen County KY. He married Sophia Ann Virgin (born 26 Dec 1843 in MO died 28 Aug 1928 in Bollinger County, MO, Zalma buried Balch Cem.) on 28 Dec 1863 in Bollinger County, MO. David Green Borders died 1 Dec 1909 in Bollinger County MO, Advance and is buried in the Balch Cemetery. David green Borders served in the army, Captain Green’s militia, from TN. U.S. pension filed 2 Apr 1883, invalid, for service in Co C 47th MO Inf., widow’s pension filed 28 Jan 1909.

Children of David Green Borders and Sophia Ann (Virgin) Borders

1. William Anderson Borders, born 16 Aug 1864 in Bollinger County, MO, Zalma

married 1. Mary Aliser Long on 22 Oct 1886 in Bollinger County, MO, Zalma. 2.

Hattie Armstrong William Borders died 4 Dec 1938 and is buried in the Balch, Cem.

Children of William Anderson Borders and Mary (Long) Borders:

Lavada,b.1890,MO (m. Whitehead),Emma Myrtle, b. 1891,MO, m. John Richards , Wesley O.,b.1898, Asier Jake,b.1884, Sarah Elizabeth (Liza) (m. Bedwell)

Children of William Anderson Borders and 2nd wife: Silas M. Borders m.

Mildred F. James in 1914, Maude, Eugene (d. age 3 mo.), Louise (stillborn).

2. James A. Borders, born 18 Feb 1868 in MO: married Ellie Brendle

3. Daniel J., born 7 Mar 1870 in MO married 1. Alice Sullivan Collins on 14 Oct 1892 in

Bollinger County MO (killed in 30 May 1917 tornado) 2. Rose Long died 31 July

4. Andrew Borders, born 1870 not in 1880 Census no children

5. Bertha Odessa Tennessee Borders, born 3 Nov 1871 in Bollinger County, MO

married John Wesley Null on 9 Aug 1891 in Bollinger County MO died 11 Jan 1943 in

Almeda County, CA, Hayward. Children of John and Bertha Null: Minnie Null m.

Herbert Corey, child: Freda Elaine Corey m. George Edwin Thompson, Child: Donna

Mae Thompson m. Monty Byerley Leone Null Mamie Null

6. Mary Elizabeth Borders, born 28 Feb 1873 married Lewallis Finney on 16 Nov 1890

in Bollinger County, MO died 22 Apr 1891. No children

7. Henry C. Borders, born 28 Mar 1875 in Bollinger County, MO died12 Oct 1877

8. Thomas F. Borders, born 24 Feb 1878 in MO married 1. Martha J. Kinder 2. Cora

Ladd died 10 Sep 1949 in Stoddard County, MO, Advance.

Children of Thomas and Martha Borders:

Fannie Pearl (Border) Camren b. 29 Dec 1902, Greenbrier, MO m. Audie Camren (b. 29 Nov 1893, d. 17 May 1981) on 5 June 1918 in Bloomfield, MO.

Children of Pearl and Audie Camren:

Lucille Scott b. 13 Dec 1919 Webster Groves MO

Hubert Levi Camren b. 27 Oct 1921 in Greenbrier, MO m. Bertie Lou Harrell (b. 14 Feb, 1930 in Brownwood, MO) on 4 Oct 1952 in Sank, MO. Served in Anti-air craft division from 1942-1945 Current address R R 2 Box 232 Advance MO.

Hurshel Camren b.20 Oct 1923 in Greenbrier, MO m. Emogene (Jean) (b. 16 Nov 1927 in Portageville, MO) on 22 Dec 1945 in Advance, MO. Served in army 1944-1945 in Armored Division as tank driver. Children: Karen Lynnette Illers b. 21 Oct 1952, Cynthia Lynn Manuel b. 14 March 1965. Current address R.R. 2 Advance, MO

  1. T. Camren b. 20 Jan 1926 m. Glenda (b. 5 Mar 1926) on 1 Jul 1967 in Greenbrier, MO. Current address RR 2 Advance, MO

Harold Camren b. 6 June 1928

Eula Brown b. 31 May 1930 m. Russell Dean Brown (b. 15 Jan 1926 d. 15 Jan 1926). Children: Vickie Dean McCann(elem. music teacher b. 22 Nov 1953 in Millersville, MO m. Lawrence Alton McCann (elem. music teacher)(b. 11 Jan 1951 in Sikeston, MO) on 14 Apr 1979 in Millersville, MO. Children: Luke Adam McCann b. 6 Oct 1982, Mollie Elizabeth Mc Cann b. 26 Dec 1983. Current address 1002 Skyline Drive Poplar Bluff, MO Kathy Brown Criddle b. 9 Feb 1949 in Cape Girardeau, MO m. James Criddle (b. 31 Jul 1949 in Cape Girardeau, MO) on 27 Sept 1969 in Millersville, MO. Children: James Dean Criddle b. 29 Oct 1972, Jeffrey Steven Criddle b. 9 Aug 1975. Current address Rt 1 Box 206 Millersville, MO

Herbert Camren b. 3 March 1933 (Whistle) m.Erymle Sheridan (b. 14 Mar 1930), on 22 Mar 1952 in Poplar Bluff, MO. Served in Korean war in army. Children: Timothy Lynn b. 4 Apr 1956, Beverly Gayle Camren Lowe b. 30 Aug 1959, Randall Herbert b. 11 Jul 1961, Janice Elaine b. 26 Jan 1966. Current address #1 Tawsee Dr Cherokee Village, AR 72529

Bill Camren b. 13 Aug 1936

John Elvin Borders b. 3 Mar 1914 in Bollinger County m. I.V. Bradshaw(b. 4 Oct 1918 in Stoddard Co.) on 11 Nov 1938 in Poplar Bluff, MO. Children: James Franklin Borders b. 28 Oct 1939, Donald Elvin Borders b. 5 Jul 1942. Current address 64 Deer Run Estates, Frederick town, MO.

Edna Borders Storz b. 9 Oct 1916 in Zalma, MO m. Onest Storz (b. 24 Sep 1904 in Greenbrier, MO) on 27 Sept 1988 in Marble Hill, MO. Children: Ellojane Conway b. 29 Sept 1933, Doris Marie Phelan b. 2 Apr 1935, Dorlene Munrcee b. 29 Oct 1938, Ivan Storz b. 22 Oct 1941, Donnie Storz 18 Aug 1946.

Elsie Borders deceased m. Ollie Borders RR 2Advance, MO

9. Margaret Matilda Sophia Ann Borders, born 2 Apr, 1879 in MO married 1.John

Wesley Long Dec 1894 in Bollinger or Stoddard County, MO 2. Richard Reed,

Stoddard County, MO died 28 Jan 1958 in Stoddard

County, MO, Advance buried in Balch Cemetery. Children Mary (Royal), Minnie

10. Sinthia A. Borders, born 6 Dec 1880 in MO married John Able, 19 Feb 1921 died 3

11. Robert Roscoe Borders, born 15 Apr 1886 in MO died 7 Nov. 1954. No spouse.

12. David Green Borders, Jr., born 15 Apr 1885

David Borders 28 MO (should be KY)

Census 1900, Wayne Township, Bollinger, MO, page 295A, 9 Jun 1900

Name Birth Born Fath Moth Rd Wrt Eng

Borders, David G. W M Mar,1835 KY KY KY no no yes farmer

Sophia A. W F Dec,1842 MO MO MO no no yes

Thomas W M Mar, 1878 MO KY MO yes yes yes farmer

Martha (dau-inlaw) W F Apr, 1882 MO MO MO yes yes yes

Robert R. W M Apr, 1885 MO MO MO yes yes yes laborer

John Borders b. 175x, German family tree is thoroughly covered by Clayton R. Cox of Lexington, KY in his book Appalachia Crossroads. This may be of interest when exploring roots in Europe.

Other Border’s researchers:

Rhonda Borders 46 Cascade, Alamosa, Co 81101

Col. (Ret.) W.S. Borders 235 Sotir Street, Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548

Letters written to Helen Stepp and Carol Hotz:

How nice to hear from you. Your grandmother Matilda Borders was my grandmother, Minnie Null’s, favorite aunt. Your mother Minnie Long was not only a cousin of my grandmother’s but one of her best friends. My mother has her grandmother, Bertha Borders hymnal and there are several pages of drawings of American flags that my grandmother drew when she was 14 years old. She had written her name and those of her girlfriends, one of which was Minnie Long. My mother remembered the Long family, so your mother and my grandmother must have kept in contact even after they had grown and married.

No we don’t have John Null’s Bible. My Aunt Mildred, being the oldest, was given the Bible. It’s nothing special, just a Bible with a couple pages written on by John Wesley and some written on by Bertha Borders Null. See Papers. I’ve written down exactly how she wrote the births of the Border’s family. It’s funny she slipped some, unless she didn’t remember her little brother David, since he didn’t live with them and the one brother who died, thus why would she leave out the youngest Robert Roscoe? He’s the one her mother Sophia Virgin Borders lived with after David died. She was in his care when she died.

You probably don’t need any info on the Virgin family. Edward can supply all that. Have you any record of David G. birth? The census records all seem to point to 1835 to 1837, even though Bertha wrote in the Bible 1833. Of course, you can never go by census records.

I am in contact with ancestors of James Henry Borders, though I haven’t heard for sometime and also ancestors of Andrew Jackson Borders. These boys were not brothers of David Green Borders. They were illegitimate sons of David’s sister, Luisa (Eliza) Borders. By the 1880 census you can see Luisa’s daughter Jane Borders took after her mother. She also had children without being married. I wonder how they supported themselves in those days, unless, heaven forbid, they were lady of the evening. Or maybe they were retarded and taken advantage of. Luisa started in KY and continued her birthing in MO. I don’t know where she was after 1870. She just seems to vanish. By 1880 James Henry was in Cape Girardeau County, MO and married with a daughter. (He married sister of Sophia Virgin, who married David Borders, Amanda Jane Virgin.) Jane was still in Bollinger and with children. William Abshire had died and Elizabeth, David’s mother, was living with her granddaughter Jane Borders. Andrew Jackson had disappeared with his mother. According to Billie Borders, her husbands’ aunt said that her father, Andrew Jackson was a “woods colt”.

In 1900 James H. Borders was in Washington County, Arkansas. Andrew Jackson Borders ended up in OK. I still have not learned where Luisa died or if she married, no one seems to know.

I keep pretty busy copying microfilm and trying to sell books. I’ve only published 2 books so far. The 1870 mortality schedule of MO and the 1870 Bollinger Co. Census book. That one I like the best and so far has sold the best. It has so many of our ancestors in it. Borders, Virgin, Mays etc. If the Mortality Schedule Vol I doesn’t do any better than it has then I won’t bother with Vol II. I have the 1860 Census Madison Co typed up but don’t know if I’ll publish that or not. Now for my relationship.

David Green Borders-Sophia Ann Virgin

Bertha Odessa Tennessee Borders-John Null

Minnie Null, b 1894 MO-Herbert Corey

Freda Elaine Corey, b 1919 Iowa-George Thompson

Donna Thompson b. 1938 Oakland, CA

My grandfather Herbert Corey died in Hayward, CA in 1956 and grandma Minnie Null Corey died in Lebanon, OR 1977. She moved to OR to be near my mother and her sister. That’s about all I have on Borders. I still haven’t given up though and I’m still working on the Virgin and May families. My Null family ended up being related to Pres. Abraham Lincoln, which I thought was interesting. The Corey’s go back to the Mayflower passengers. That surprises me too, also to find out that John May was a German. He was in the Rev. war in Penn. He ran away from home as a teen-ager and joined the PA army.

Enough for now. This is all I have on the Borders family. Let me know if I can do anything else for you. Do you have any pictures of your grandmother Matilda Borders Long you could Xerox for me? I have a copy of a picture of Sophia Virgin Borders (not very good copy) when she ‘s very old, just before she died. She’s sitting in a wheel chair. Do you have any when she is younger? Also any of David Green different than the one I have? I can xerox a picture of Bertha it you’d like.

Donna Byerley 1126 Linnway, Brownsville, OR 47327

Lou (Gerald W.) McDonald 148 Sherrod Court, Corrales, N.M 87048 New address as of 1998.

It was interesting to get you letter dated October 15. Sorry you could not get us on the telephone. Gerry was attending a seminar in San Diego, CA and I had gone with him and we did not return until the 22nd of Oct.

Welcome to genealogy! It is definitely addictive. The more we get into it the more fascinating it becomes and once you get involved with relatives who can give you personal information and pictures and history from family records it really comes alive.

My mother tried to get me involved in this eight years ago and I never really did anything with it because her records were in such a shamble that I really did not know where to begin. About five years ago we bought an Osborne Computer and then I had to organize her information in some fashion to get the data ready to be recorded. So the purchase of the computer forced me to get organized.

You are wise to take a genealogy class. From day one you will know what records to keep and how to document your material and that is so very important. We made a lot of mistakes of omission that we are now trying to correct, but it is time consuming to have to go back and redo things.

At this time I have no idea how much or what family information you have so I have just made a guess and will start from a point and we will go from there. Some of what I am sending may or may not be a duplicate of material you already have but that is good because it give you and I a chance to cross check information that we both have and see there are any discrepancies. Please, no matter who you are corresponding with, do not hesitate to inform them of discrepancy, but in doing so be sure to document where you got your data. Sometimes you will find conflicts of dates from several different sources and it becomes difficult to accurately pin point a true date.

My great Grandfather William Anderson Borders was a brother of your grandmother Margaret Matilda Borders. One of William’s daughters, Sarah Elizabeth Borders Bedwell was my maternal grandmother. So we are cousins to some degree. By tracing through the Consanguinity Chart included with this letter it works out that you are my third cousin once removed (upward), and I am you second cousin once removed (downward).

There are several Borders in the St. Louis area and I have spoken to a few of them. Most are interested in the family but don’t have any real information. But then again they really might have a few pictures or things of that nature if you were to pin them down to it. One of my grandmother’s brothers (Jacob Asier Borders) has a grandson (Cletus Duane Borders) who married to a lovely gal (Ruth Ellen Taylor Borders) who is of the Mormon Faith and she is of course into her family roots. She and I have been corresponding and I am getting some information from her and of course anything I get I will be happy to pass along as that is how genealogy works.

Last month when Gerry and I were in CA we visited with one of our relatives, Everett E. Borders. He is my sixth cousin three times removed (upward). His and my common ancestor is the Peter Borders, Sr. who is shown on your pedigree chart included in the package. I believe he would be fifth cousin once removed (upward). Everett’s wife, Martha, is also into genealogy. She is going to xerox information and send it to me. When she does I will pass it along. She has Revolutionary War records on I believe John S. Borders. It will be exciting to get the material.

Donna Byerley has sent a lot of information, but I still don’t have an accounting of how she is connected to the Borders. She has sent me a lot of old information but nothing on her generation. I have no complaint. She is trying to prove a connection to Jessie James, and that would be interesting.

The Virgin Family and Civil War material is from a book printed by the Bollinger County, MO Historical Society called “Old Bollinger” Vol 1-16.

The History of the Balch Church and Cemetery is also a Historical Society publication.

For the past two years there has been a Borders Family reunion in Glascow, KY. For another source of genealogy information, as well as about the reunion, you can contact Virginia Stephens 810 North Green St, Glascow, KY 42141 phone number 502-651-6064. She does not know me as yet but I will be writing to her soon so you can tell her you got her name through another Borders who is also doing family research.

I hope this information is helpful to you. I do have a lot more information but I need to know where you are before I really know what to send. So try to let me know what you have and maybe you and I can fill a few holes in our data.

I would love to have copies of any old photographs that you have. Unfortunately I have very few. In fact I have only a picture of my great grandmother and a copy that Donna has sent.. So any photos would be of great value.

Virginia Stephens 810 North Green Street, Glascow, KY 42141 (area where Borders are from)

Thank you for the picture and info. Also your interest in the Border’s family, I have worked on this Border’s history fro 2 years full time, its addictive.

I’m sending you a part of the history. I went over it. Col Borders from Florida sent me the history I’m sending you. Hope you can read the additions and etc.

I’m sending you the info on Peter Border Sr. war record. So much of it is so unnecessary. I went through it and copied what I needed for my DAR application. I started form scratch. I did have lots of Borders history here most of the old Borders are buried in this area. The church I attended as a child was the burial ground for the Borders. Peter Borders, children and etc.

I have a picture album going back to Peter Jr. no one can believe the work I’ve put into this album. I’ve collected pictures from all over the states. Its such a expensive hobby.

Henry Borders, Peter Borders Sr son, had 21 children by 2 wives, when he was 55 yrs old he married Eva Holder she was 24 years old. A tree fell on him, and son Porter killing them both, son Dillard a young lad tried to save them unsuccessfully, Aug 24th, 1877.

My lineage is John S. Borders, Peter Borders, Sr., Peter Borders, Jr., Wesley Borders, Henry William Sr., Henry William, Jr., Katherine Borders Duncan. Also Henry William Sr. had a dau. Maude she married 2nd time to Robert Emmitt Duncan had a son Dewey, Dewey, and Catherine (1st cousin) married had 5 children, James, Clifton, Virginia (me), Victoria, Ruby. My mother died pneumonia 1945.

My family lived in CA for 20 years. We came back to KY 12 years ago my husband retired from the Oxnard, CA police Dept. My son Albert lives in Oxnard (25 yrs old) he works for the Calif Youth Authority. My daughter lives in Bowling Green (35 yrs old) she’s executive secretary. I worked for J.C. Pennys for years.

Hope you can come to our reunion. In June 11th 1989 we had such a good time everyone was so friendly and interested in the Borders history. I had 4 families staying in my home during the reunion, tiring, but fun. No one expected to much. everyone waited on themselves.

We are leaving Friday for Longview, TX to spend Thanksgiving with my Uncle Carl Borders, my mother’s brother, he is 82 yrs old. Such a fun person to be with- he has come for our 2 reunions. Hope you will go over the material I’m sending you, and let me know who the people are in MO just use the numbers then I’ll know.

Maybe you can come to our reunion and spend a few days afterwards, I’d love to take you to the old Borders farms etc–some of the homes are still standing. I looked on the map, I can’t find your town what city is it close to? I was in Peoria, IL last year looking up family history spent one week there, also Springfield, Il.

I’d love to come to MO to the Borders reunion. hopefully my husbands (Steve) health will be ok, he had had 8 strokes, 3 by-passes (heart) sometimes he just doesn’t feel like traveling. Thank God he feels good sometimes. I’m 54 born 3-12-34 my husband is 61 been sick since he was 47 (stroke) had it at a riot in CA. he was on duty at the Police Dept.

My family are law-enforcement job oriented my brother -in -law is Chief of Police here, my brother is Asst. Chief, my nephew is Chief of Police in Burksville, KY and on and on. Hope this material is helpful to you, I do appreciate the negatives you are sending hope you explain who they are. Do you have any ideal who might have a picture of David 1796? Somewhere there is one–Pictures were available after 1839 in studios, some I received were on tin- they turned out beautiful. Thanks again for your interest- If all work together it makes it easier- Keep in touch.

You are cordially invited to the second Borders family reunion on June 11, 1989 from 10:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. at the Lera B. Mitchell Clubhouse, located at 1214 South Green Street in Glascow, KY.

Each family must provide their own food, with drinks and utensils provided. Overnight accommodations can be found in Glascow, Cave City, and Bowling Green.

We are hoping for a big turnout from all over the countryside. Due to the size and distribution of the Borders family, some people might be missed so, please contact everyone you know who might be interested in attending. Everyone is encouraged to bring all your old family records and photographs so others can see and enjoy our “roots”.

If any assistance is needed, or further information on local accommodation please contact Mrs. Virginia Stephens at 502-651-6064 or by writing: 810 North Green Street Glasgow, KY 42141. Chairman Virginia Stephens Co-chairman: James W. Borders.

Helen and Leon Stepp and Fred and Carol Hotz attended the reunion. We met Virginia Stephens and many other Borders relatives. One interesting gentleman is a tobacco farmer and explained the process of growing, processing and selling the tobacco. We also met a Borders relative whose last name is Carver from California who had been a pilot in the Army Air Corp in World War II. The incredible thing is that he looked like Paul Alvin Poe, our brother. Even his hands were of the same shape!

Those attending Borders reunion in Glasgow KY:

Melvin and Virginia Stephens Glasgow KY

Jimmy and Vicky Smith Glasgow KY

Ruby Lightfoot Bowling Green KY

Angela Taylor Bowling Green KY

Darrell, Sherry, Leighann, Courtney Smith Burksville KY

Micky Borders Longview TX

Carl and Loraine Borders Longview TX

Don Carver Santa Barbara, CA

Harold carver Monrovia CA

James and Leah Borders Belleville IL

Fred and Carol Hotz Millstadt IL

Leon and Helen Stepp Winter Haven FL

William Carver Evansville IN

Edna Carver Baruff Lake Placid FL

Phil Cratty Lake Placid FL

Learnard and Ruth Carver Dale IN

Ruth Carver Cooper Berly Moore, Santa Clause, IN

Edna Borders Brown Garrett KY

Sammy and Edith Borders Elizabethtown KY

Paul and Mae Piper Gallatin TN

Thurman and Ruth Borders Westmoreland, TN

Jimmy Borders Westmoreland TN

Hugh and Louise Borders Louisville KY

Omer and Beatrice Borders Etoile KY

Arnold and Patsy Borders Smith Grove KY

Alvin and Sybil Borders Smith Grove KY

James West Elizabethtown KY

Clarine Borders Settles Glasgow KY

Bill, Judy, Marisa Brown Louisville KY

Katherine Witcher Glasgow KY

Charles and Dorothy Borders Tonawanda NY

Ed and Willo Borders Elkton KY

James and June Borders Glasgow KY

Mitchell Borders Glasgow KY

Ginger and Aaron Holcomb Gamaliel KY

Carlos and Elsie Wood Glasgow KY

Elvin and Linda Borders Glasgow KY

Carolyn Deckard Glasgow KY

Sid and Joyce Post Glasgow KY

Robert and Mae Hogue Glasgow KY

Chelsy and Wilma Shives Austin KY

Roy and Clarine Holder Austin KY

Jonathan Miller Glasgow KY

I’m a Borders researcher, I was hoping that I would have gotten to the reunion this year, but circumstances wouldn’t let me attend.

Virginia so kindly sent me a copy of the guest register, I am trying to add families and put them in the correct group from the register.

I have been working on this since the early 1970’s. On the register, Carol, you stated:

granddaughter of Margaret Mathilda Borders Long,

great grandfather David Green Borders

great great grandfather Peter Borders Sr.

I have the following for a David Borders son of Peter Sr. and Esther_____. (this Peter and Esther are my 3rd gr. grandparents–Peter b. Jan 4, 1756 Bucks Co., Pa, d July 31, 1837 Allen Co., KY, m. Aug.4/16 1786 Rowan Co. ,NC. Esther b. ca 1770 PA, d. bwt. 1860/70 KY.)I have the following census records for this David:

3F 0-Up 17xx-90 (Esther 1770 Catherine 1787 Mary 1788)

1800 Greenville County, SC

F 26󈞘 1756-75 (Esther 1770)

F 10-15 1785-90 (Catherine 1787 or Mary 1788) ?

3M 0-9 1791-00 (David 1796, Son 179x, Peter Jr. 1800)

2F 0-9 1791-00 (Elizabeth 1792, Dau 179x)

F 26-44 1766-84 (Esther 1770)

2F 16-25 1785-94 (Catherine 1787, or Mary 1788)? (Elizabeth 1792)

2M 10-15 1795-00 (David 1796, Peter Jr 1800)

3M 0-9 1801-10 (Henry 1802, William 180x, John 1805)

2F 0-9 1801-10 (Sally 180x, Nanny 180x)

F 45-Up 17xx-75 (Esther 1770)

2M 16-25 1795-04 (Peter Jr 1800, Henry 1802)

3F 16-25 1795-04 (Sally 180x, Nanny 180x, Sally Haynes 180x)

M 16-18 1802-04 (William 180x)

2F 0-9 1811-20 (Mary 181x & Sarah 1820 children of Henry 1802)

F 60-69 1761-70 (Esther 1770)

This David was a brother to Henry W. Borders, and Peter Borders, Jr. who are my ancestors too.

I have the following David G. Borders Census:

Census 1900, Wayne Township, Bollinger, MO, page 295A, 9 Jun 1900

Name Birth Born Fath Moth Rd Wrt Eng

Borders, David G. W M Mar, 1835 KY KY KY no no yes farmer

Sophia A. W F Dec, 1842 MO MO MO no no yes

Thomas W M Mar, 1878 MO KY MO yes yes yes farmer

Martha (dau-inlaw) W F Apr, 1882 MO MO MO yes yes yes

Robert R. W M Apr, 1885 MO MO MO yes yes yes laborer

David G. Borders, b. Mar. 8, 1833.

You can see from the census I have, and I also took David, 1795 birth & marriage from a Bible that a distant cousin in TN has sent & that he is the son of Peter Sr, cannot be David G. Borders, b 1833.

Do you have any records further back, or to verify when David G. was born and when he married? I thought that perhaps David G. could be a son of David 1775, however the 1830 -40-50 census I have listed show no male being born to David in the yr. 1833. Help, I need help on this.

On researching all this (Borders) there are many Peters, Henrys, Johns, James, Wm., David’s & etc. Why they used these names so much I don’t know, but it is confusing.

If you could give me any info maybe I could match up something, I do have mounds of info on Borders Clans.

In fact here is a copy of a letter I received from another researcher. Was dated Dec. 1979. In publication is a query from Donna Byerley, Brownsville, OR. Info needed on Borders family. G.G. Grandfather David Green Borders, b. May 8, 1833. Parents unknown, father may have been Peter of Henry Borders. Believe mother’s maiden name Green. Does anyone know? Both parents b in TN in 1815 moved to KY to MO after 1850 before 1853. Census of 1860 Bollinger Co. MO shows David age 16 living in household of Wm. Abshire b TN 1793 & wife Elizabeth b 1817 KY, others besides David Borders in family were: Louisa (Eliza) Borders b 1832 KY, Jane b 1850 KY, James Henry b. 1853 MO, Nancy b 1860 MO.

I wrote to Donna Byerley never received an answer, my letter not returned either.

Another letter I received referring to the name Green

Letter dated Mar. 6, 1978 from Archbishop William D. Borders of Baltimore, Catholic Center, 320 Cathedral St., Baltimore, Md. 21201

(from what he sent the following his line must be connected with Rhonda Borders, her address is 306 2nd Ave., Monte Vista, Co 81144, I think your line is connected with hers too.)

Now to the letter and info he sent

Henry Borders, b 1780’s, d 1850 m Jan 2, 1806 Delihah Avery, b 1790/son William , b. 1811/15, d ? m July 10, 1832 Polly Green, son Edward D. b Aug 12, 1851, c June 13, 1929, m Laura C. Purcell, b Dec 25, 1852, d Sept 10, 1941. son Arnold Lee, b Sept 23, 1873, d. Apr 26, 1930 m Jan 4, 1895 Emma Susan Mc Cain, b Dec 31, 1875, d May 16, 1947. George E. Borders, b June 24, 1901, d June 19, 1949 to who I do not know.

Henry and Deliliah resided in Washington Co, KY. William and Polly resided around Wash. Co KY, and Loogootee, IN. Edward and Laura resided Washington Co KY and Martin Co, IN. Arnold and Emma resided Lebanon KY. George and wife resided Lebanon, KY.

William Borders married Polly Green July 10, 1832 Bond July 9, 1832, Henry Borders bondsman Book 2-357. Married by Thomas J. Polin (Catholic priest) marriage book 2, p. 357. Moved to Loogootee, IN and raised his family there (Martin Co, IN) Came back to Washington Co, KY appears in records (book 35, p. 84 ) in 1882. Bought a horse with Ed Borders, his son Ed appears in 1880 Washington Co. census.

William Borders according to Aunt Emma Borders Riddle (William’s grand-daughter) William had 14 children. Some of their names as she recalls were Pete (wife Lucy), Andrew Borders who lived in Cannelburg, IN who has a daughter named Helen. Pete had 2 sons named Douglas and Frank born 1811 and 1815. Other sons Henry, Tom, Palmer, daughter Kari.

Borders: Polly Green’s real name Mary Green., St Rose Prioy Baptismal Records: Children Borders-Green p 23. Edward Green, b Aug 12, 1850 John b Dec 11, 1852 Charles, b May 2, 1854 Harriet Lucretia, b Dec. 28, 1856 Joseph, b Nov 14, 1860 James Albert, b Feb 5, 1864.

1840 Washington Co. KY Census

William married in 1833, based on this and the 1840 census he must have been born between 1810-12

William and Polly married in 1832, they had 4 children on the 1840 census, could one of the male have been David G. Borders, I believe so.

Write to Rhonda Borders at the address I have listed, she is very nice and will answer you. but I think that you belong to her clan of Borders.

Please let me know what you find out, good luck.

Vera J. Johnston 784 S. Paddock Rd, Greenwood, IN 46143

Large Attendance for Border’s Reunion

Those attending the Borders Family Reunion on Sunday, August 28 were: Mr. and Mrs. Leon Stepp, East Carondelet, IL Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Camren and Janice, Granite City, IL Lucille Scott, St. Louis, MO Mr and Mrs Elvin Borders, Fredericktown, MO Mr and Mrs Frank Borders, Farmington, MO Mr and Mrs Don Borders, Farmington, MO Loise McClain, Farmington, MO Edna Storz, Festus, MO Mr and Mrs Edward Munroe, Bloomsdale, MO Mr and Mrs Bill Camren, Teresa and Diana Camren, DeSoto, MO Vickie McCann, Luke and Mollie, Poplar Bluff, MO Mr and Mrs W.A.Peck, Nashville, TN Mr and Mrs Pete Borders, Campbell, MO Roscoe Borders, Parma, MO Virgil Borders, Essex, MO Mr and Mrs Lowell Shelby and Mandy, Parma, MO Mr and Mrs Dean Brown, Millersville, MO Mr and Mrs Andy Brown and Katy, Millersville, MO Velma Kirkwood, Campbell, MO Rev. Noamon, Dottie, Karen, Justin Eaker, Cape Girardeau, MO Mr and Mrs Everett Proffer, Marble Hill, MO Paul Harris, Bonne Terre, MO.

From Advance: Pearl Camren, Mr and Mrs Jim Borders, Libby Neighbors, Mr and Mrs Hershel Camren, J.T. Camren, Mr and Mrs Dean Manuel and Kris, Mr and Mrs Harold Camren.

Children of Thomas and Martha Borders:

The Virgin Family History

Family of Sophia Ann Virgin Borders

The earliest known Virgin is William Virgin, b abt 1765 in South Carolina, The Colonies. He had a brother Hugh Virgin in Scott County 1820/1830 and died before 1840. He was in Cape Girardeau County 1810. He was a private in the War of 1812. He was in Scott County in 1828. He made a deposition for James Verden, a veteran of the Revolutionary War when he enlisted June 1777 at Charleston, SC. James wife was Sarah. William Virgin married Sophia whose last name is unknown. Sophia and William Virgin had at least two sons: (1) Samuel Virgin, b abt 1791 in Georgia married Fanny Fay who was born about 1801 in North Carolina and died in Bollinger County, MO. Samuel Virgin died in Feb abt1868 in Bollinger County, Mo. (2) William Virgin, b abt 1805 in Georgia and who married Elizabeth before 1830.

Fanny and Samuel Virgin had the following children:

1877 in Bollinger County, MO and married Mary May 13 Sep 1842 in Cane Creek, Cape Girardeau County, MO.

  1. William Virgin, b abt. 1827 in MO
  2. John Virgin, b abt 1828 in Bollinger County, MO married Sarah Crites in 1847
  3. Enoch Virgin, b 22 Apr 1830 in Bollinger County, MO died 18 Dec 1905

married 1. Sarah M. Stepp 2. Elizabeth Crites Shearen 1880 Census in Liberty

Township, Bollinger Co. lists the following: Virgin, Enoch (M 50), Elizabeth (F 47), Drucilla (F 18), Samuel (M 13), Joseph K. (M 10), Missouri B. (F 8)

  1. Ajeniah Virgin, b. 1832 twin
  2. Lyrilla Virgin, b. 1832 twin
  3. Sarah Virgin, b. 1833 married Daniel Myers in 1850
  4. George Virgin, b. 1835
  5. Annie Virgin, b. 1837
  6. Angeline Virgin, b. 1840
  7. James H. Virgin, b. 1845

Hugh Anderson Virgin was born in 1819 in Cape Girardeau County, MO. He married Mary May on the 13 Sep 1842 in Cane Creek, Cape Girardeau County, MO. Hugh Anderson and Mary Virgin had eleven children. He died 7 May 1877 in Bollinger County, MO.

Children of Mary and Hugh Anderson Virgin are as follows:

  1. James H. Virgin, b. 1843/45 m. Mary T. Shell
  2. Sophia Ann “Sophie”, b. 28 Dec 1843 in Bollinger County, MO m. David

Green Borders 28 Dec 1863 in Bollinger County, MO died 28 Aug 1928 in

  1. David Virgin, b 1848
  2. Cenith “Sena” Virgin b. 1848 m. John Miles
  3. Mary E. Virgin b. 1851 d. 1900
  4. William Anderson Virgin b. 1851 m. Neana Jane Mooney d. 1900
  5. Peter G Virgin b. 30 Sep 1857 m. Mary “Molly” (unknown)
  6. Riney Angelina Virgin b. 29 Dec 1859
  7. George Washington Virgin b. 1 Apr 1864 in Union, IL d. 27 Jan 1885 in

The following information was published in the Banner Press in Advance, MO and written by Edward D. Virgin 395 N. Blaine Ave, Bradley, IL 60915:

Virgin Family and Civil War

No taps were sounded, or shots fired over their graves. Nor were there any crowds, roll calls, flags, or floral pieces, but they were remembered. It is true these veterans were few in number, only four. It is also true that the way in which they were remembered may have been a little disturbing to their peaceful slumber. Few people alive today knew these veterans, or even heard their names. They were not generals, heroes, or otherwise famous. They were what is meant by the phrase, “Common ordinary people.” But each in his own way made sacrifices, and gave a part of his life for his country, his loved ones and his fellow man. No more, or less than many other veterans. However, it seems that the common ordinary people are too often overlooked for the more glamorous, dashing and colorful ones. Before we relate how these veterans were remembered, it is only fitting that a part of the role which they played on the stage of life be reviewed.

First there was Anderson Virgin, Company K, 3rd Missouri State Militia, Cavalry Volunteers, born in 1819 in Missouri Territory, probably in Cape Girardeau County, married September 15, 1842 at Andrew May’s residence, on Cane Creek then located in Cape Girardeau County but now in Bollinger, by Rev. Benjamin Clark, to Mary May, daughter of Andrew May. It was the first marriage for both of them. They lived here until after 1850, went to Arkansas, and then returned here about three years before the Civil War. They had eleven children, most of them married and lived their lives in the Zalma, Dongola, Lutesville, Advance area. Some of their descendants and friends are still to be found here.

There was Sophia Ann Virgin who married David G. Borders Frena Caroline, also known as “Lina” Virgin or “Aunt Lina” (Bicentennial Series, Banner Press, Feb. 27, 1975), who married John Able, a veteran of the War of 1812. She is buried close to her father, in the same burial ground.

Then there was James H. Virgin who married Mary A. Skaggs, the widow of Pete Mooney of Advance. Because two of her daughters married brothers of her husband, which made them her sister-in-laws, she was very conscious of her age and never would reveal it to friends or acquaintances. However, she must have trusted the federal census enumerator, because in the 1900 census, Pike Township, Stoddard County, her age is revealed as being twelve years older than her husband.

Next there was Amanda or “Mandy” Jane Virgin who married James Henry Borders, brother of David G. Borders. David Virgin, fifth child of Anderson and Mary (May) Virgin, was born about 1848 and little is known of him. Cenith or “Sena” Virgin married John Miles and he must have died before January 30, 1872 because he did not join with her in a deed of sale of land in which she had an interest on that date. Her sister, Mary E. Virgin, was born about 1851 and this was such a common name in that family little is known about her.

William Anderson (grandfather of Edward D. Virgin, author) married Neana Jane Mooney, widow of a Mr. Evarett, who after William’s death in the Spring of 1900, later married Thompson or “Thomp” M. Meyers of Advance. She and her last husband are buried there in the Morgan Memorial Park, with two of her sons by William Virgin.

Next there was Peter G. Virgin, who married Mary or “Molly” Mooney, daughter of Pete and Mary A. (Skaggs) Mooney, and raised a family of four boys and five girls. Riney Angela Virgin was born December 29, 1859. George Washington Virgin, who was their eleventh child and only child to have been born after Anderson Virgin had served his country, was born April 1, 1864, in Union County, Illinois and died January 27, 1885 of cerebro-spinal fever in Stoddard County and was buried in Bollinger County.

His certificate of disability for discharge from the army of the United States, dated August 7, 1862, describes Anderson Virgin as being 43 years of age, 5 feet 10 inches tall, light complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer. The reason given for his discharge was chronic rheumatism, caused by exposure while on scouting duty depriving him of the full use of his lower limbs. But the story as told in over 90 documents in the National Archives, Washington, D.C., consisting of various letters, affidavits, depositions, and forms executed by him, his comrades in arms, friends, relatives and government agents give a more complete story.

Although by present day military standards he would have been considered too old to have been accepted, Anderson Virgin enlisted as a private in Captain Roby’s Company B, Murdoch’s Battin., Fremont Rangers on August 8, 1861 and served until it was disbanded on December 12, 1861. The same day he and most of the men from this company, at Cape Girardeau, enrolled in Captain Lindsay Murdoch’s Company A, 12th Regimant, Missouri State Militia Cavalry, which was later known as Co. K, 3rd Regiment. It is interesting to note that the Adjutant General’s Office, of the War Department, said there were no rolls or other records in their office, than the books of Hawkins Taylor Commission, of Co. B, Fremont Rangers, so Anderson Virgin had to wait until August 28, 1865 when he was paid $49.50 for the full time that his company served.

In the fall of 1861, while serving with the Fremont Rangers, on a six week scout in the swamps of Southeast Missouri, without camp equipment, blankets, or proper clothing, he was exposed to all kinds of weather and had to sleep on the ground. the exposure while on this scout was attributed as the original cause of his rheumatism. After that scout, in the winter of 1861-62, he was sent to the Post Hospital at Cape Girardeau and remained there near two months. He was discharged from the hospital on sick furlough and while returning to the hospital was captured by a band of Rebels and taken to Arkansas. While with them he was compelled to swim rivers, ride all day and sometimes sleep on the ground in wet clothes.

He applied for a discharge in July 1862 and before it was received, he suffered a terrible wound which eventually caused his death 15 years later.

The wounding of Anderson Virgin on August 1, 1862 occurred while the Company was in quarters at Pattersonville (now Patterson), Wayne County, Missouri, probably at the old Hill Fort, where the earthworks are still in evidence and can be seen.

He was stooping over sorting his underclothing and putting them in a bag to give to a washer woman, when a pistol in the hands of Hiram Driscol, a good friend and fellow soldier, was accidentally discharged while it was being cleaned and oiled. The bullet struck the left jaw, ranged down through his neck and lodged on the right side near the collar bone, where it remained the rest of his life.

Randolph James (an eye witness) was standing by the side of him when he was shot Eric Pape, 2nd Lieutenant in the same company, saw him wounded and employed Doctor Black to dress the wound because the regimental surgeon was at Pilot Knob.

James Virgin, Anderson’s brother, of the same company, was present and saw him at the time he received the wound. Enoch Virgin, another brother, was present, heard the shot and saw him immediately after, with blood spouting out of the wound. Conrad Crites and William R. Underwood were present and helped to hold him up until a place was fixed for him, and they placed him on his cot.

His wife was sent for by an escort or guard of four soldiers, which she believed to be members of her husband’s company: William Johns, Cannon Taylor, John Massey, and Jake Curtis. When she got there she found her husband on a cot in a church house which was being used for a hospital, and she could hear his breathing outside the house. Dr. Black and Dr. Mattox were the attending physicians. She nursed him and they stayed there about a week or two They were later taken to Greenville, Wayne County, where they stayed with Benjamin or Lewis Holmes, who lived in Greenville. She stayed there about a week and his neck was not healed when she left for home. It should be noted here that his discharge for rheumatism was dated six days after his wounding.

David G. Borders, who was later to become his son-in-law, had occasion to be in Greenville, about the month of August, with an ox team, having hauled a man’s wife from Bollinger to Wayne County and he hauled Virgin back to his home In Bollinger County.

Virgin remained home about two months and then went back to his company, for he could not stay at home for fear the Rebels would kill him. They tried to kill him once and he went back and stayed with the Army until he got ready to move to Illinois.

In the spring of 1863 he moved to Union County, Illinois, six to eight miles north of Cobden, about a mile from Walker’s Mill, close to his wife’s brother, Hamilton May. There he bought a small place.

David G. Borders did not go to Illinois when Virgin did. He married their oldest daughter, Sophia A. Virgin, on December 28, of that year, in Bollinger County. After he got out of service In 1865, he and his wife went there and lived in part of a double house with him. In the spring of 1866, the war being over, Anderson Virgin carne back to Bollinger County and, under the Homestead Acts of May 20, 1862 and June 21, 1866, homesteaded 160 acres of land about three miles east of Zalma, in Sections 26 (120 acres) and 27 (40 acres). He proved‑up on this homestead in January 1872, by “having entered

upon and made settlement, plowed, fenced, and cultivated about 35 acres of said land and made other improvements consisting of a log house, smoke house, stable, fencing. etc.” He was issued final certificate No. 118 and the patent was sent to J.J. Duffy, Marble Hill, March 13. 1873.

Up to this point the foregoing narration has purposely avoided relating the explicit gruesomely vivid, and pathetic details of how his wound, with the lead ball still in his body, adversely affected his eating, breathing, mannerisms, ability to perform manual labor, and his health. But to explain his death, which occurred on the night

of May 7, 1877, it can be summarized by saying that starting within six months after his discharge from the Army, the wound periodically have risings on his throat which would eventually rupture with a copious discharge. The first three were on the outside

of his throat and then they started forming and rupturing on the inside. The last, being too low in the throat, was fatal. Lynn B. (or Dock) Adams, who lived about two miles away, was sent for. He was with Anderson Virgin when he died, and helped lay him out.

Although Anderson Virgin made out an application for invalid pension and power of attorney on June 25, 1868, wherein he ap­pointed Wilson and Burrough, Cape Girardeau, as his attorney to prosecute his claim, he was not awarded a pension until December 26,1876, at the rate of $3 a month. Financially his widow faired much better. In addition to the homestead left her, she at three different times collected “quite a sum” from the government. She applied for and obtained Anderson’s accrued pension (from the date of his discharge to the date his pension started). The second sum was her initial widow’s pension, and the third being arranged under the Act of June 7, 1888 increasing the widow’s rate from $8 to $12 a month. She was last paid to May 4, 1898 and dropped from the pension rolls because of her remarriage.

Neither Anderson Virgin or his wife could sign their names, but James B. Ricks, special examiner, U.S. Pension Bureau, Cape Girardeau, in his report to Washington, D.C., dated May 18, 1887, gives a fitting description and epithet, as follows: “Anderson

Virgin, the soldier was a good man, thoroughly truthful and well respected by all who knew him. His widow, the claimant, is also respected of the pioneer class. They have little use for doctors and would more quickly believe in the gatherer of “roots and herbs”

than the educated physician.”

The second veteran of the four remembered this year, was Enoch Virgin, Company K, 3rd Missouri State Militia, Cavalry Volunteers, a brother to Anderson and James H. Virgin. He was born April 22, 1830 in what is now Bollinger County. He first married

Sarah M. Sepp (Stepp?), who died in September 1858. Six months after being mustered out of service, on July 16, 1865 he wed Ellizabeth (Shearen) Crites, widow of Andrew Crites.

At the time of this marriage she had four children: Joel M. Crites, whose wife’s name was Christina, died August 9, 1910 and is buried in Baker’s Cemetery, south of Lutesville, with Rev. Samuel Virgin, his half brother Araminta Carolina Crites, who married William Bennett Hahs and lived in Crooked Creek Township George W.

Crites, married Susie Hollis of Shepperville (also spelled Scheperville), Bollinger County, and Drucilla Jane Crites, who married Richard G. (or Uncle Dick) Baker.

Of the marriage between Enoch Virgin and Elizabeth (Shearen) Crites there were three children. They Included Rev. Samuel Grissom Virgin who married Emma Jane Robins and raised a family on his father’s old home place, about two and one‑half miles northeast of Zalma, where Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Dennis now live. Rev. Samuel Virgin preached for a time at the Union Hill Church and is still remembered by some of the people in that area.

Joseph H. Virgin ran the shoe shop at Zalma, a skilled shoemaker and was killed by an unknown assassin at the home of Mr. Vest about one and one-half miles from Zalma, where he resided. Using, .32 caliber weapon, on a Saturday night, the assassin fired four

bullets through the window into the room where Virgin was sitting on the edge of a bed. Seated round him In the same room were Mr. and Mrs. Vest, Mrs. Dora Ladd, who was a widow, and her three daughters. Virgin was hit by three bullets, the fatal one entering the

left temple just over the eye. No one else was iniured. He was rushed to a hospital at Cape Girardeau and died the following evening, December 29, 1928. The third child, Missouri B. Virgin, a daughter, was born May 25, 1872. His “Declaration for an Original Invalid Pension,” dated November 26, 1881, described Enoch Virgin as being 51 years of age, 5 feet 11 inches tall, fair complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair. He enlisted as a private in the Bollinger County Home Guards Volunteers, commanded by Captain Daniel Shell, July 9, 1861. On July 18, 1861 he was captured by the Confederate forces commanded by Captain Jason H. Hunter, who was well known to Enoch and others of his company.

Enoch believed that they were going to kill him, so when the opportunity presented itself, he broke loose from the guards, by jerking loose from two men that were holding him, and ran to save his life. The Rebels fired several shots at him. One of them struck

him in the left leg causing a painful wound above the knee. The bullet lodged in his leg and remained there the rest of his life, causing a slight limp.

Troy W. Shell of his company, and also a prisoner at that time was an eye witness to his wounding and successful escape. The Rebels thought they had killed him, because Randolph James, of Enoch’s Company, was captured about three hours after Enoch was

shot and Captain Hunter, who was well known to Randolph James told him that they had killed Enoch Virgin that morning. Such was not the case however, because about 10 days later Randolph James saw Enoch Virgin. He was suffering from the gunshot wound, was

using crutches, and he was at his home.

In later years, the federal govenment considered this service to­ have been in a state organization and disallowed a pension claim for the disability caused by this wound.

When the Bollinger County Home Guards were disbanded, Enoch Virgin enlisted in Captain Robys Company B, Murdoch’s Battalion Fremont Rangers, August 12, 1861, and continued in that service until it was disbanded on December 12, 1861. The same day

he enlisted as a corporal in Captain Lindsay Murdoch’s Company11th Battalion, Mounted Riflemen, Missouri Militia at Cape Girardeau. This military organization subsequently became Company A, 12th Regiment Missouri State Militia Cavalry and on

February 4, 1863 was transferred to the 3rd Regiment Missouri State Militia Cavalry as Company K.

While on picket duty, during a skirmish, Enoch’s horse was killed on April 8, 1862. It was valued at $75. The terseness of military records do not give further details of this action. They do not show that he was on several assignments as a scout and that he was

promoted to 5th duty sergeant, January 1, 1863.

In the Battle of Pilot Knob, Iron County, on September 27, 1864 he

incurred severe deafness of both ears. It was just previous to the last charge of the rebel forces on Fort Davidson that Enoch Virgin, who had been on scouting duty, entered the fort and was im­mediately assigned, by General Ewing, to take charge of a siege gun. Enoch was informed that the gun was double shotted with grape shot. He took charge of the gun and was preparing to place the same in battery and while observing the advancing Rebels,

preparatory to pointing the gun, the gunner in charge of the lanyard discharged the gun without orders. The explosion dismounted the gun and Enoch who was standing close by was stunned by the report, completely deafened and remained so for several days

thereafter. The hearing of both his ears was permanently affected. William Nevin, 1st duty sergeant, who had also been in the Fremont Rangers with him, was in the fort with Enoch Virgin and was wounded there.

Enoch retreated with the command first to Leesburg and then to Rolla. Some of the other men that were on this retreat with Virgin were Johnson M. Shell, Lutesville James C. Steakly, Patton Allison H. Mowrie, Flllmore Township, and 1st Lt. Erich Pape, who

was the only officer with the company. The captain, G.W. Hummel, had been dismissed June 8, 1864 and the 2nd Lt. William M. Brawner, had died on September 20, 1864, prior to the Battle of Pilot Knob The horses of most of the company, including Enoch’s were

captured so the retreat had to be made on foot, and they had to wade streams of water, sleep on the ground, in wet clothes without shelter, and the weather was cold and inclement. The Rebels were pressing their forces all the time and they were frequently formed into lines of battle to resist attacks and drive the Rebels back.

At Leesburg where they made a stand, they had to throw up defenses.

On the night they left Pilot Knob it was raining very hard and it was very dark. Enoch Virgin tied a white handkerchief around his neck and said he would go in the lead expecting them to see the white handkerchief and follow. Such was not the case due to the darkness and rain and he became lost.

At Leesburg he was witnessed digging rifle pits, in the cold muddy ground, and he had contracted a bad cough and cold which settled in his lungs. He continued, in this sick condition, on to Rolla. In the middle of November, 1864, when John D. Robbins a

member of the same company, saw Enoch, at Winter Street Barracks, St. Louis, he was trying to doctor his cold by taking Jaynes Expectorant. Robins stole Enoch’s Jaynes Expectorant because he thought it was whiskey, and it made Enoch very mad. Here Enoch looked in bad health, had a bad cough and complained to William Newin, who had returned to his company after getting some better from the wound he received at Pilot Knobb, about the hardship he had undergone during the Price raid.

After moving to Schofleld Barracks, St. Louis, the command was ordered to proceed to St. Joseph, by railroad, about the middle of December 1864. They were transported in stock cars. Virgin was still suffering from the effects of cold and had a bad cough when

they left St. Louis. He got worse, very sick, from the cold and exposure on the trip. On arrival at St. Joseph, the command didn’t get any quarters and had to camp out on the street. Enoch got so bad he was sent to the post hospital December 24, 1864 and was there until January 20, 1865. He was still sick and continued so after his discharge on January 31, 1865. Shortly after his discharge, William Nevin and Enoch, about February 12, 1865, both went to Ironton then to St. Louis on February 16,1865,to Cape Girardeau on the 119th and on to Dallas, now Marble Hill, on the 28th of that month.

They started to return to Cape Girardeau on March 2, 1865, with the intention of returning to St. Louis. But on the morning of March 3, Enoch became too weak to go any longer and Nevin left him at the house of Andrew Taylor, near Jackson. At that time he was complaining of his breast and had a cough. The next time they met was at Marble Hill about July 8, of that year and he was still suffering from the breast complaint, had a cough and looked bad. His lung trouble continued and progressively got worse. When Lewis Storz who had been in the Fremont Rangers with Enoch and had not seen him since 1869, saw him in the fall of 1875, when Enoch was a shoe cobbler, he reported he didn’t look like the same man.

Enoch Virgin was pensioned by the U.S. Government at $4 a month on December 1, 1881, for a disability from disease of the lungs which rate was increased to $8 per month from May 14, 1890 and to $14 from June 3, 1891. A report of a medical examination, by

an examining board of three surgeons, dated August 17, 1892, reads in part as follows: “Left lung normal, right lung atrophied down to 5th rib, chest shrunk away on this side.”

He was a member of Erich Pape Post 184 Mo., G.A.R., Zalma. Some of the members of this post who signed a letter to the commissioner of pensions dated May 7, 1887, on Enoch’s behalf were Monsue Hindman, post commander William Nevin, past post

commander Joseph E. Baker, adjt. Laban Green Rainey Sears, chaplain Lewis Storz, post quartermaster Charles Sando John C. Gregory, O. guard Hiram A. Pickett, com. W.R. Underwood, com. Elias Wells, S.V., and Randolph James, post commander of

Post No. 100, Dept. of Mo. G.A.R.

On February 10, 1868 Enoch Virgin, for $10, bought 40 acres of land from Samuel Virgin and Fany Virgin his wife, consisting of the SE quarter of the SW quarter of Section 15, T29N, R9E. He must have subsequently added to his farm, because on November 11, 1901 when he and his wife, Elizabeth (Crites) Virgin, sold it to his son, Samuel G. Virgin, he then transferred 100 acres. This was known as Enoch’s old home place. It is suspected that the Samuel and Fany Virgin, from whom he purchased the original 40 acres, were his parents.

Enoch Virgin died December 18, 1905. His wife drew a widow’s pension and at the time of her death, September 1, 1915, was drawing $36 a month. She is reported to have been buried in the Crites Cemetery in Bollinger County.

THE THIRD VETERAN to be remembered this year, was Private James H. Virgin, Co. K, 3rd Mo. State Militia Cavalry, Volunteers, a brother to Anderson and Enoch Virgin. He was 19 years old when he enlisted January 20, 1862 In Captain Flentz’s Company, Missouri State Militia, at Cape Girardeau. On March 1, 1862, he was transferred, by mutual agreement of company com­manders to Co. A, 11th Battalion Mounted Riflemen, Missouri State Militia. This transfer put him in the same company with his brothers.

On April 8, 1862 in an engagement near Jackson, he was wounded. The Company Muster Rolls show, for May and June 1862, him as “sick in hospital, May and June 1863, “sick at Fredericktown, Mo November and December 1864, “at hospital, Ironton, Mo.” He was mustered out, with the company in St. Louis, January 31, 1865.

According to John A. Pickett, of Zalma, who knew him after the war closed until he died, on September 7, 1879 at Zalma, James had a cough and was very weak breasted. It grew worse from time to time until it showed to everybody who knew him that he had comsumption and while he was not confined to his bed, he was an invalid confined to his house and the confinements of his home unable to work and lingered along, some days better and some days worse, until he took to his bed in his final sickness.

James H. Virgin married at Bollingers Mill (now Zalma) January 21, 1866 Mary T. Shell of Bollinger County. The ceremony was performed by Miles Francis. It was her first marriage. They had three children, Jessie A. Virgin, born November 30, 1866 Sophia, born about 1871, and Arminta Virgin, born about 1874. After the death of her first husband, James H. Virgin, she married Ennis Medlock, of Howell County, Missouri, July 7, 1881, at Pottersville, Missouri, who died and then she married S.A. Rawson whom she

divorced May 24, 1905, On the 18th day of December 1916, In Texas County, Missouri, she executed a declaration for remarried widows pension, under the 2nd section of the Act of Congress, approved September 8, 1916.

The fourth veteran, remembered this year was William W. Wlillams, Co. C, 2nd Mo. Vol., born March 31, 1838, died June 1893.

The story of how and why these veterans were remembered is a modern day odyssey of the author’s search for his ancestors, involving three trips of over 800 miles each, the searching of courthouse records in four counties, close scrutiny of county maps, to

locate cemeteries, the searching in five different cemeteries. After having, quite by chance, located a grandson of Enoch’s, Pastor Odis Virgin, Assembly of God Church, Lebanon, Mo., the author foun­d out there was an old burial ground just over a half mile east of the

old home place where a Mr. Anderson Virgin was buried.

On the 22‑28 of March 1975, another trip was made to Bollinger County. After taping an oral interview with his step aunt, Mrs. Josie Perkins of Marble Hill, checking the tombstones in Clubb Creek Union Hill, and, for the second time, the Spears Cemeteries, he started making inquiries at private homes. At the second house at which he stopped, he met Mrs. Lottie DuLaney who knew of the of the burial ground and directed him to Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Dennis. After a short visit they walked out onto their front porch, pointed over across the field in a westerly direction and said there it is. After driving in that direction as close to the area as he could and parking in front of a vacant farm house, he got out and started walking about 600 feet out in the cultivated field, and beginning to feel like he was lost, he stopped and started trying to recall the directions given him by Mr. and Mrs. Dennis, and to look the area over. Then it dawned on him that here about 100 feet in front of him, was not the end of the cultivated field and the start of the timber, but the old burial ground grown up with brush with the cultivated field going

This early in the season the brush had not leafed out or he would not have been able to have penetrated the heavy growth. As it was, it took him three hours of slow tedious effort to crawl, push, and work his way over, under, around and through the brush, while

using his pocket knife to cut loose grapevines and saw briers which have a way of wrapping around a person’s legs, arms, and other parts of the body.

During this time he found and copied most of the inscriptions from the 17 inscribed tombstones, and noted there were about twice as many graves, or more, which were clearly marked with field stones, without inscriptions. He stepped off the size of the burial ground as belong 150 feet by 100 feet.

For the first time in his searching he had found some tombstones of the Virgin surname, Anderson’s and James’ Virgin, were of the military type, giving the name and unit in which they served, without any dates. Enoch Virgin’s stone had dates and the fact that he had been a member of G.A.R. Post No. 184, Zalma.

After running some more courthouse records at Marblehill, the author returned to his home in northeastern Illinois and started writing letters to the National Archives, Washington, D.C., the results of which proved that there his great grandfather was buried,

with two of his brothers, and provided most of the material on which

Upon reading the account of the wounding of his great-grandfather and his living for 15 years with his wound, before it killed him, he just couldn’t stop there. After three months’ planning the trip, he, his middle son, Richard A. Virgin, and a good friend, Oliver Miller of Kankakee, Illinois, loaded up a borrowed horse trailer with a brush hog, a self‑propelled weed cutter which has bicycle wheels and a large circular saw blade In lieu of a grass

cutting blade, together with all the other necessary tools, including a shot gun for poisonous snakes, and returned to the old burial ground.

Starting on May 25, and finishing on Memorial Day, the 26, these three men cut off most of the brush and piled it into large brush piles, by first cutting their way in with machetes, cutting out a place to put their gas cans, water jugs, tools, etc., selecting a spot where there were no graves, and cutting out an area on which to start their first brush pile. On Memorial Day, when they were ready to start on their second day of this project, two of Enoch Virgin’s grand­daughters, Rev Blanche Virgin and Mrs. Lyman Perkins and her husband, were there from Dexter, for their first meeting with this

writer, and were very appreciative of what was being done. They had tried a few years back to hire someone to clear the cemetery and had been unsuccessful. That afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Dennis, who had heard the brush hog’s motor going until dark the night

before, together with another couple, were there to visit and witness what was being done, during which time they pointed out and identified one of the graves, marked only with a field stone, as being the grave of “Uncle” James Gaither. Then on the 13th of July the old burial ground, which lies about two miles notheast of Zalma, was revisited by the original crew and with Mrs. Oilver Miller’s wife and daughter. At this time the brush

piles were burned and the brush on the outside of the old fence was sprayed with poison.

It is hoped that next year a visit can be made to this burial ground for the purpose of making a survey and plat of the grave yard, to show the respective positions of all of the graves therein, to whitewash the field stones, and to try to start toward upgrading it

into a real place of remembrance.

It is recognized by this writer that it will be impossible for him to

make an 800 mile trip each week or so to cut the grass and to give it

the proper care it will eventually require, but it is being approached on a first‑things‑first basis.—The Banner‑Press, Dec. 25, 1975.

History of Bollinger

Bollinger has been part of the history of the Champagne region for more than 180 years. Members of the family came from many different horizons, and over the decades they have patiently built up an impressive heritage, always devoted to the service of what has become one of the most emblematic Houses the Champagne region has ever known. Today the House remains resolutely independent. As it has gradually expanded throughout the world, it has become a major global brand name.

The Bollinger style is inimitable and recognised as such by the great Champagne lovers, the fruit of rigorous methods and a respect for principles handed down from one generation to the next in a great tradition that has always valued experience above all. Yet Bollinger has never rested on its laurels, always asking questions, seeking new intuitions, eventually leading to some major innovations. These include the choice of technology, too, as long as they enable us to improve product safety, its regularity and its durability.

This style stems from a solid base, rooted in 5 tangible principles:

• The House vineyards: Cover 164 ha, 85% Grand and Premier Cru. • Pinot Noir: The heart of the Grand Cru of Aÿ from the very beginning, the House of Bollinger built its reputation by glorifying this grape variety. • Magnums of reserve wines: The keystone of the blend and the perpetuation of the Special Cuvée style, the standard bearer of Champagne Bollinger. • The barrels: Over 3,500 old barrels that produce micro-oxygenation of the wines, the secret to their excellent ageing capacity. • Time: All of our wines are aged in the cellars two to three times longer than required by the Appellation regulations.

In 1992, a little over 160 years after its creation, the Bollinger Charter of Ethics and Quality was drawn up to show the public the solemn commitments that the House has taken and has always maintained.

A Family Story

1893: Birth of Jacques Bollinger. Son of Georges, he takes over as head of the Champagne House on the death of his father in 1918. Jacques Bollinger earned fame as an aviator during the First Wold War. In 1923, he married Elizabeth Law de Lauriston Boubers. Jacques Bollinger took care of the future development of the business, most notably by extending the premises, building new storerooms and acquiring a residence along Boulevard du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, where the present-day of ces are housed. He also added to the Bollinger vineyards by purchasing vines in Tauxières. • 1941: Madame Bollinger took over management of the House on the death of her husband. A dif cult period for Mrs Bollinger and the business as the Second World War was being waged. After the war, she brought back prosperity to Bollinger by travelling around the world to promote the champagne brand. She managed Champagne Bollinger until 1971. She made a profound impression on the history of the Maison Bollinger for her sheer determination and business mind, and on champagne in general. Under her leadership, Bollinger’s wine-growing estate was further extended by the acquisition of vines in Aÿ, Mutigny, Grauves and Bisseuil. Childless, she was supported by her nephews, Claude d’Hautefeuille and Christian Bizot, her successors. • 1971: Claude d’Hautefeuille took over as managing director of the House. Pursuing a policy driven by independence and quality, he modernised the production facilities and continued to foster the international success of the brand, at the same time enlarging the vineyard by purchasing vines in Champvoisy. • 1978: Christian Bizot assumed responsibility for the future of the House. He expanded the champagne’s global distribution and in 1992 published Bollinger’s ethics and quality charter that translated the house’s unwavering policy to safeguard the family’s philosophy. • 1986: Claude d’Hautefeuille and Christian Bizot created the company Société Jacques Bollinger (SJB) to unite the interests of the family-owned business. • 1994: It was the turn of Ghislain de Montgol er, great-great grandson of the founder, to take over as head of the House in 2008. He was President of the Union des Maisons de Champagne (Union of Champagne Houses) from March 2007 to March 2013. • 2008: Jérôme Philipon, who joined the House in September 2007, became Chairman of Champagne Bollinger. It was the rst time in the history of Bollinger that the future of the House was entrusted to a person from outside the family. With the family’s support, Jérôme Philipon continued to drive the growth of the Champagne Bollinger business and ensure the principles and values of the House were defended for the future. • 2011: After 13 years at the head of the family business, the Chairman of SJB, Arnould d’Hautefeuille, son of Claude, made the decision to hand over the baton to a new team. Jean-Marc Courau was named Chairman and Chief Executive Of cer and Etienne Bizot, son of Christian, Deputy Chief Executive Of ce.

World Wide Presence

Bollinger is present in over 100 countries, and exports account for nearly 85% of the House’s total business activity. Although Bollinger began by directing its horizons mainly towards Germany (because of Jacques Bollinger’s original nationality), Northern Europe and Russia, the House soon set its sights on the British market. We were awarded the Royal Warrant as official supplier to the British Royal Family by Queen Victoria in 1884, and we have kept it ever since. It was therefore no surprise that the Commonwealth countries have always been very special adopted countries for Bollinger. In both Australia and New Zealand, Bollinger is part of the way of life. Today the House has a well-established distribution circuit and enjoys an excellent reputation for its size in the major European countries, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Portugal, Ireland, Sweden, Finland, and right up to Russia. The Bollinger brand is also very well established in Japan, China, South Korea and South-East Asia, including Hong Kong, where we took part in Vinexpo in 2012 and 2014. The United States and the American continent as a whole have considerable market potential for Bollinger. Given the capillary action of the distribution circuits, France remains Bollinger’s second largest market in size. This is more than ever important for the House, for its size, of course, but also for the incredible showcase that it represents for wine lovers the world over. We fully intend to continue our development here, in sales volume and in visibility, by means of an increased network and by remaining close to our main customers.

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